What is this weed?

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by oOTurfmanoO, May 7, 2008.

  1. oOTurfmanoO

    oOTurfmanoO LawnSite Member
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    I came across this thing in a flower bed.
    What is it?
    Any1 have a cure or diagnosis?

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  2. somo1

    somo1 LawnSite Member
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  3. Kate Butler

    Kate Butler LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 640

    Looks like horsetails (Equistem) to me.
     
  4. JosephLawnCare

    JosephLawnCare LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 809

    horsetail! Ortho's poison ivy stuff works on it. Prosecuter, roundup stuff won't.
     
  5. Marcos

    Marcos LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,720

    You'll see a lot of these ...up in the mountains.

    http://www.nps.gov/dena/naturescience/horsetails.htm

    I'll bet the homeowner probably dug some up from some vacation trip to the Rockies or wherever...thinking they were "quaint"...and put them in their home landscape.

    Little did they know they might actually "go forth and multiply" on their own. :laugh:
     

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